Haunted Museum Tour

LOTT’S REVENGE

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen

Fort Museum and
Frontier Village Assistant Curator Jessica Einwalter works on making spooky candles and bloody
handprints Wednesday that this will used during the Haunted Museum Tour: Lott’s Revenge. The spooky event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Fort Museum and Frontier Village Assistant Curator Jessica Einwalter works on making spooky candles and bloody handprints Wednesday that this will used during the Haunted Museum Tour: Lott’s Revenge. The spooky event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

An upcoming Halloween event will give visitors a chance to explore the Fort Museum and Frontier Village like never before.

Called ”Lotts Revenge. Horror Awaits,” the event promises thrills and scares, according to organizers.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 per person and $10 with student ID.

“The Haunted Museum Tour will offer some chilling old fashion scares that will take guests back in time to the pioneer days,” said Cheryl Sherry, the executive director of the Fort Museum and Frontier Village. ”The fun thing about it is that the tour is based on actual figures from Fort Dodge,”

Expect a jump at every turn during the terrifying tour.

There will be crazed church goers, Civil War widows and deceased soldiers in gloomy grave yards, creepy children of the corn, werewolves waiting to jump out at you, and a plague that has been affecting every settler in the town.

Henry Lott is the key to this awful plague that has been affecting the town.

Lott was one of the earliest settlers in the area. He was a man who William Williams, the founder of Fort Dodge, described as a vengeful person who sold whiskey, stole horses, and was a murderer.

He was also named one of the reasons for the March 1857 Spirit Lake Massacre. That was a bloody attack by Native Americans that happened after Lott and his stepson murdered the Wahpekute Dakota Chief Sidominadotah, his wife, and children.

If anyone stood up to him, he made them sorry.

“We really wanted to do something new and fun for the community to enjoy,” Sherry said. ”It is our mission and goal to have the history come alive and engage with the community so they know more about the history around the area.”

Call the Fort Museum and Frontier Village at 573-4231 to make your reservations and purchase tickets in advance or get tickets at the door.

Organizers said this event is solely for entertainment purposes and does not represent any culture, race, organization, group, origin, or religious organization, and is not intended to represent factual history.

Lotts Revenge, Horror Awaits

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Fort Museum and Frontier Village

Admission: $12; $10 with student ID

Area Trick or Treat schedule

Fort Dodge: 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The Messenger Trick or Treat Costume Contest: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday.

Crossroads Mall: 5 to 7:30, Thursday.

Algona: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, porchlight invitation.

Badger: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, porchlight invitation. Badger Lions Club Halloween Party 7 to 8:15 p.m., Tuesday at the Badger Fire Department, free.

Barnum: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Belmond: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Trunk or Treat 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at United Church of Christ parking lot.

Bode: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, porchlight invitation.

Callender: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, porchlight invitation.

Clarion: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Dakota City: 3 to 5 p.m., downtown businesses and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., residential, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Dayton: 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29.

Duncombe: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

Eagle Grove: 4 to 5 p.m., downtown and 5 to 7 p.m. residential, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Emmetsburg: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, porch light invitation.

Farnhamville: 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29.

Fonda: 5 to 7:30 p., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Gilmore City: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Goldfield: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Gowrie: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

Harcourt: 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Humboldt: 3 to 5 p.m., downtown businesses and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., residential, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Jefferson: Halloween Party, 4 to 5 p.m., Greene County Community Center; Trick or Treat around the Square, 5 to 6 p.m., downtown; 5 to 7 p.m., fun at the Jefferson Public Library 5 to 7 p.m. All Thursday, Oct. 26. Residential: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Jewell: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., downtown businesses; 6 to 8 p.m., residential, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Kamrar: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Lake City: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

Lake View: 4:30 to 6 p.m., downtown businesses and 5 to 7 p.m. residental, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Laurens: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Lehigh: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

Livermore: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Lohrville: 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29.

Lu Verne: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Mallard: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Manson: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Otho: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Palmer: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Paton: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Pocahontas: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Pomeroy: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Renwick: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Rockwell City: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

Rolfe: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Sac City: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Somers: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

Stanhope: 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Stratford: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Titonka: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Vincent: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, , Oct. 30, porchlight invitation.

Webster City: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Preschool Halloween Party at Fuller Hall; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Middle School Activity Fun Night at Fuller Hall; 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, downtown businesses; 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, residential.

West Bend: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, porchlight invitation.

Whittemore: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, porchlight invitation.

Woolstock: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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